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Aussie crowdsourcers get A$35m

Multi-millionaire and founder of Flickr, Stewart Butterfield is part of a gaggle of high profile investors that have poured US$35 million into Australian crowdsourcing design website 99designs.
Natalie Apostolou, 01 May 2011

How two failed capacitors stranded Sydney rail commuters

The railway signaling failure which crippled Sydney on April 12 (some commuters reported trips of more than three hours) was caused by a failing LAN switch and software that couldn’t cope, an engineering report has found.
Richard Chirgwin, 01 May 2011

Sony: 'PSN attacker exploited known vulnerability'

Sony is getting ready to return to service some PlayStation Network offerings, amid ongoing analysis to try and identify the source of the April attack on its San Diego data centre hosted in an AT&T network facility.
Richard Chirgwin, 01 May 2011

Wikileaks: Canadian piracy arrests were favor to movie biz man

A report on TorrentFreak has linked the overdose death of a Canadian “cammer” (someone who records movies in cinemas on Webcams) to his arrest by the Mounties, even though his activities weren’t a crime in that country.
Richard Chirgwin, 01 May 2011

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